Name: Justin Hancock
 Location / Team: Chilliwack / Vancouver ArmWrestling Club
 Started pulling: May 2012
 Height: 6' 2"
 Compete at: 232+lbs / 105+ kg
 Favorite pulling style: Over The Top

Favorite tournament you've attended: 2014 BC Provincial Championships

Supplements Used: Creatine, vitamins, joint supplements.

Favorite Puller/or somebody you look up to in the sport: Locally I’d have to say Dave Hicks for what he’s done in the sport and the Dall’Antonia brothers for having such a great club.  There are few people in the world that have the knowledge of technique that they do. 

You can’t talk about arm wrestling without mentioning John Brzenk, likely the greatest of all time. 

Devon Larratt for his insane endurance, technique, strength and his knowledge of the sport.

Lincoln Hawk for being the underdog and winning the Over the Top Tournament in Las Vegas by beating the 5 time world champion Bull Hurley.  Thereby winning the respect of his enemy and the love of his son.

How often do you train: I lift weights 4-5 times a week and make an effort to get to the arm wrestling club every few weeks or so.

Training tips: Train regularly with an arm wrestling club to learn the techniques and strengthen your tendons.  Lift weights regularly to strengthen your muscles and keep in shape.  Strengthen your wrists and hands by using a variety of specific exercises.


Goal(s): To win a Canadian National Championship, place in the top 3 at a pro tournament, place in the top 3 at worlds.

Sponsor(s): None

How did you get started: After competing in power lifting competitions for several years I decided that it was time to get into a tougher sport; I decided I’d like to try arm wrestling.  I found the Vancouver Arm Wrestling website and contacted Anthony by email.

Merits: BC Provincial Champion, Vancouver Mans Show Champion, 2015 Canadian Nationals Bronze Medalist

Locations you have competed: Canadian Cities - Abbotsford, Kelowna, Summerland, Vancouver, OK Falls, Burnaby

US States - Washington, Oregon

What changes would you like to see: Arm Wrestling getting the recognition it deserves and being shown regularly on TV sports networks.

Anything you would like to add/statements/comments: W
hat I do is I just try to take my hat and I turn it around, and it's like a switch that goes on. And when the switch goes on, I feel like another person, I feel, I don't know, I feel like a... like a truck. Like a machine.

Thank you to Anthony and Dante for all the training advice and keeping a great arm wrestling club.  I’d also like to thank all my training partners for helping me become stronger and better at this fantastic sport.